Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+165) Minnesota (-175)
Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (2-3, 3rd in AL West) go to Target Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (3-2, 3rd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the Mariners coming in at +165 and the Twins are at -175. The over/under opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marco Gonzales and Jose Berrios.
The Mariners have accrued 14 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 2 baseballs out of the park. Seattle has a slugging rate of .317 and have been called out on strikes 59 times, while taking a walk on 23 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are earning 3.8 runs per contest, which is 21st in MLB. They have compiled 17 runs batted in as well as 31 hits on the year, and their batting average sits at .193. They have earned a total of 19 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303.
Mariners pitchers have conceded 10 long balls and also 29 total runs (9th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 20 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 5.41 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Mariners have a team earned run average of 5.09 for the year (23rd in the league), and they have struck out 50 batters.
The Mariners relievers have a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 3 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 6 base runners for the season and 16.7% of those players ended up scoring. Mariners pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base in 5 contests in addition to 3 games with high leverage. The Mariners have dispatched 16 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have tallied 1 hold so far this season (24th in the league). They have compiled 1 save so far this year and have not converted 1 of 2 chances to save the game.
Gonzales has taken the mound for 522 frames and has racked up 422 K's thus far in his career. Gonzales (41-27 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.02 and he has faced 2,213 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.13 (240 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.297. He has surrendered 547 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 131 walks.
The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .465 and they average 6.60 runs per game (5th in MLB). They have recorded 12 doubles, while taking a walk 25 times and scoring 33 runs. Minnesota has knocked in 8 home runs this season to go along with 31 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 62 instances (1st in baseball) and have tallied 48 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have compiled a team OBP of .349 and a batting average of .259 on the year.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.062 and have a FIP of 2.95 as a staff this season. They come in at 18th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 35. The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 18 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 2.19 (11 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 4.38 (57 strikeouts against 13 free passes). They have surrendered 4 homers and they relinquish 3.58 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 8 save situations and they have converted 2 saves. They sit at 13th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 18 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill in 9 games with high leverage and 3 contests with runners on. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score rate of 50.0% out of 2 inherited runners. With 3 chances for a save, the Twins have 5 holds and 1 blown save.
Berrios (49-38 career record) is the owner of a 4.15 earned run average while conceding 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 and he has gone up against 2,826 batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 307 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.256 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Berrios has allowed 615 hits while he has earned 665 K's in 665 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-175)
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